KrisFlyer ends miles incomes with Klook and KKday

You’ll be able to now not earn KrisFlyer miles with Klook or KKday, leaving Pelago as the only real choice within the experiences and actions class.

Again in November 2022 Singapore Airways partnered with journey and expertise bookings website Klook, making it the third experiences portal to supply KrisFlyer miles if you booked along with any bank card rewards for the cost itself.

That got here after a hyperlink with KKday in Might 2021, each of which had been a little bit shocking provided that the airline had already launched its personal experiences portal Pelago, in October 2020.

Now that Pelago’s providing has expanded considerably, it is maybe not shocking to report that each the Klook and KKday tie-ups have now been axed, which means you will solely be capable to earn KrisFlyer miles with the airline’s in-house portal for actions like this going ahead.

Klook x KrisFlyer partnership lasted solely six months

Incomes KrisFlyer miles with chosen Klook bookings is now not potential, with Singapore Airways eradicating all references to this marketing campaign from its web site on twenty sixth Might 2023.

Klook confirmed to us that this partnership in reality ended on twentieth Might 2023simply over six months after it launched.

Sadly the partnership at all times appeared to be very poorly thought-out.

A double miles promotion for bookings made through the first week of the tie up was “restricted”, however nobody was prepared to say by how a lot – rendering it a whole gamble, whereas a wide range of expertise classes and flight ticket bookings had been excluded from milesearning.

Moreover, it was solely potential to enter your KrisFlyer membership quantity on the desktop website, not by way of the Klook app. “Half-baked” was a little bit of an understatement!

In case you made eligible Klook bookings together with your KrisFlyer membership quantity on or earlier than nineteenth Might 2023, you need to nonetheless obtain 1 KrisFlyer mile for each US$1 spent (roughly 0.74 mpd) in your account two months after the month of reserving.

Whereas it provided one of many widest vary of journey, expertise and exercise choices, Klook’s year-round KrisFlyer miles incomes price was sadly the bottom among the many FFP’s incomes trio on this class, as proven within the desk beneath.

KrisFlyer incomes miles at expertise suppliers

KrisFlyer Miles
Earn Fee
(ended) 1.48 mpd
1.00 mpd
(ended) 0.74 mpd

Pelago, SIA’s personal expertise and actions reserving platform, has provided promotional earn charges of as much as 5 mpd, together with a latest 3 mpd supply, however there isn’t any promotion at present working.

KKday x KrisFlyer partnership has additionally ceased

The marginally longer-standing experiences portal providing KrisFlyer miles together with your reserving – KKday – truly boasted one of the best year-round earn price of two KrisFlyer miles per US$1 spent (round 1.48 mpd at present trade charges).

When KKday launched KrisFlyer miles incomes for actions bookings, a triple miles promotional earn price was provided, which means round 4.5 mpd for the primary two months, however that did not make a return to our data.

KKday provided a triple KrisFlyer miles promo at launch

Incomes KrisFlyer miles with KKday couldn’t be mixed with any voucher codes, and a few actions didn’t qualify, which made this profit a bit extra restricted.

It was one or the opposite with KKday…

Whereas Singapore Airways nonetheless commercials its KKday tie-up on-line, because it does the supplier itselfwe seen that it’s now not potential to enter your KrisFlyer particulars to earn miles with bookings made by way of this portal, and KKday has now confirmed to us that the partnership has completely ceased.

pelago stays

Singapore Airways launched its personal Klook-like “vacation spot discovery platform” Pelago in late 2020, providing a variety of actions, experiences and attraction tickets in Singapore, however now that borders have reopened the portal additionally options many worldwide choices too, SIA locations like Phuket and London.

These embrace embrace theme park admission, food and drinks excursions, and wellness therapies, with over 380 packages at present obtainable in Singapore alone, starting from round S$5 to over S$5,300 on the time of writing.

Pelago provides 1 KrisFlyer mile for each S$1 spent on bookings, credited to your KrisFlyer account one week after you full your exercise.

You could be sure that your Pelago reserving is made underneath your title, because it seems in your KrisFlyer membership data, to be eligible for miles incomes.

Miles earned shall be calculated based mostly on the ultimate quantity paid for the reserving together with taxes, after eligible s have been utilized, rounded as much as the following complete mile.

Earn 7 mpd at Pelago with the suitable bank card

Pelago’s cost supplier is utilizing the next Service provider Class Code when processing bank card funds:

MCC 4722: Journey Companies and Tour Operators

Pelago bookings also needs to classify as on-line transactions, providing you with the next choices to earn as much as an extra 6 mpd by your bank card factors for these transactions, for 7 mpd equal complete year-round.

Card earn
This image has an empty alt attribute;  its file name is Both-Cards-Portrait-Small.pngUOB Girl’s
UOB Girl’s Solitaire

6 mpd Capped at S$1,000 per calendar month (Girl’s) or S$3,000 monthly (Girl’s Solitaire), offered journey is chosen as one in every of your bonus earn classes.
(see our overview)
4 mpd For on-line spend, capped at S$2,000 per calendar month.
HSBC Revo Card SmallHSBC Revolution
(see our overview)
4 mpd For on-line spend at journey businesses (MCC 4722), capped at S$1,000 per calendar month mixed with one other 4 mpd bonus spend.

Citi Lazada
2 mpd For journey transactions underneath MCC 4722, capped at S$1,800 spend per assertion cycle however mixed with one other 4 mpd / 2 mpd bonus spend (ie S$1,800 cap assumes your solely bonus class spend in an announcement cycle is Journey).

do not use your Citi Rewards card for Pelago bookings, as MCC 4722 falls underneath the journey class, particularly excluded from incomes the 4 mpd price for on-line spend with that card.

It’s going to subsequently solely earn 0.4 mpd, so it is in all probability significantly better in that case to make use of your finest normal spend card, assuming you do not have one of many above choices or have already hit your month-to-month bonus cap.

Incomes extra KrisFlyer miles with experiences and actions portals has shrunk from three suppliers to at least one just lately, with this system axing ties with each Klook and KKday.

That leaves 1 mpd at Pelago as the only real choice on this class, plus as much as 6 mpd if you use the suitable bank card to pay.

Hopefully we’ll see some bonus miles promotions from Pelago repeated within the close to future, for a fair higher proposition.

(Cowl Picture: Klook)

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